• Eyes wide open

    Brendan Walker-Munro     |      October 27, 2023

    An unprecedented public announcement by senior officials in the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance has identified China as the most sophisticated and sustained thief of intellectual property in the world.

  • Don’t go easy on espionage

    Gillian Savage     |      February 24, 2023

    Australian businessmen and academics may urge decision makers to turn a blind eye to Chinese espionage and interference to protect their own interests, but Australia must robustly defend itself and democracy.

  • New rules in the spy game

    Albert Zhang     |      November 12, 2021

    Cyberspace is changing spycraft, and national security agencies are being urged to adopt machine learning and open-source data to bolster their analytical capabilities.

  • Chinese whispers

    Robert Wihtol     |      December 22, 2020

    A new book by Roger Faligot on the history and extent of Chinese espionage is essential reading for both intelligence professionals and generalists wanting to understand the reach and power of China’s hidden hand.

  • Understanding the attack on Australia’s parliament and political parties

    Danielle Cave     |      February 22, 2019

    The Australian government has been reluctant to ‘name and shame’ states engaged in hostile cyber operations, but should this change now the latest assault has targeted the home of democracy – Parliament House – and the nation’s political parties only months out from a federal election?

  • Ethical limits fracture as Chinese espionage intensifies

    Greg Austin     |      June 21, 2018

    China’s espionage capability is now so extensive it’s hard to imagine its limits and Western companies and governments are becoming more willing participants.